Quotes by cheerfulness

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  • Charles Kingsley
    Charles Kingsley
    British writer 1819-1875
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    Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels, throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions, without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act with cheerfulness.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
  • Albert J. Nock
    Albert J. Nock
    American libertarian author 1870-1945
    Albert J. Nock
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    As might be supposed, my parents were quite poor, but we somehow never seemed to lack anything we needed, and I never saw a trace of discontent or a failure in cheerfulness over their lot in life, as indeed over anything.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
    Charles Dickens
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    Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks.
  • Edwin P. Whipple
    Edwin P. Whipple
    American essay writer 1819-1886
    Edwin P. Whipple
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    Cheerfulness in most cheerful people, is the rich and satisfying result of strenuous discipline.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
  • Charlotte Brontë
    Charlotte Brontë
    British Novelist 1816-1855
    Charlotte Brontë
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    Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us.
  • Arthur Murphy
    Arthur Murphy
    Irish writer 1727-1805
    Arthur Murphy
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    Cheerfulness, sir, is the principle ingredient in the composition of health.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
    Charles Dickens
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    I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness.
  • Benjamin Rush
    Benjamin Rush
    American politician 1745-1813
    Benjamin Rush
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    Mirth, and even cheerfulness, when employed as remedies in low spirits, are like hot water to a frozen limb.
  • Kate Millet
    Kate Millet
    American writer 1934-
    Kate Millet
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    Perhaps nothing is so depressing an index of the inhumanity of the male-supremacist mentality as the fact that the more genial human traits are assigned to the underclass: affection, response to sympathy, kindness, cheerfulness.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    Since Time is not a person we can overtake when he is gone, let us honor him with mirth and cheerfulness of heart while he is passing.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
    Christian Nevell Bovee
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    The cheerful live longest in years, and afterwards in our regards. Cheerfulness is the off-shoot of goodness.
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